How to Add Favicon in Joomla: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you wondering how to create a favicon for your Joomla site? Maybe you’ve created one, but are unsure about how to add favicon in Joomla? Don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place. This blog post is here to guide you through the process of adding a favicon to your Joomla website.

What is a Favicon?

First things first, let’s understand what a favicon is. A favicon, short for favorite icon, is a small icon that represents your website in the browser’s tab. It helps users identify your website among other open tabs and can contribute to your website’s overall brand image. So, without further ado, let’s dive into how to add a favicon in Joomla.

Step 1: Creating a Favicon

Before we can insert a favicon into your Joomla site, we need to create one. There are numerous online tools you can use to create a favicon. Once your favicon is ready, make sure it’s in the .ico format and is named favicon.ico.

Step 2: Uploading the Favicon

Now that your favicon is ready, let’s upload the favicon to your Joomla website. But where to upload the favicon? The Joomla favicon location is in your Joomla template’s directory. Typically, the path is: joomla_root/templates/your_template/. Replace your_template with the name of your active template. Just upload your favicon.ico file to this location, replacing the existing favicon.ico file. Note: Make sure to backup the existing favicon file before you replace it. If your template is missing the code to add the favicon then you can place the following code to
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="Your_domain_name/templates/your_template/favicon_name.ico" />

Step 3: Clear Joomla Cache

After you have replaced the favicon, it is necessary to clear your Joomla and browser cache to ensure that your new favicon appears correctly. To clear your Joomla cache, navigate to System > Clear Cache, select all files and click Delete. That’s it! You’ve successfully learned how to add favicon in Joomla.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Just like changing the site favicon, you can change the administrator favicon by replacing the favicon.ico file in the administrator/templates/your_template/ directory.

You can add a favicon in your Joomla website by replacing the favicon.ico file in your Joomla template’s directory (joomla_root/templates/your_template/).

The favicon should be uploaded to your active Joomla template’s directory, which is usually joomla_root/templates/your_template/.

Although some modern browsers support PNG and JPG favicons, it’s best to use a .ico file for maximum compatibility. There are many free online tools to convert PNG or JPG images to .ico files.

If you change your Joomla template, you will need to upload the favicon.ico file to the new template’s directory, as each template uses its own favicon.

If you are looking to personalize your Joomla website further, don’t forget to check out our guides on how to customize the arrangement of articles in Joomla, how to add custom JavaScript to Joomla, or how to create a contact page for Joomla.

The favicon might be a small component of your website, but it’s one that should not be overlooked. A unique and recognizable favicon can help reinforce your brand and improve the user experience. So, go ahead and put a favicon on your Joomla website today!

For more information on Joomla, feel free to explore our comprehensive guides and tutorials at To understand Joomla in detail, consider checking out our ultimate guide to mastering Joomla. Enjoy your journey in enhancing your Joomla website!

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Abhilash Sahoo

Abhilash Sahoo

Abhilash Sahoo, with 14 years of experience, is a Certified Joomla and WordPress Expert and the Founder & CEO of Infyways Solutions, specializing in innovative web development solutions.